The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0803 Monday, 9 April 2001
Date: Sunday, 8 Apr 2001 04:42:07 -0700
Subject: 12.0774 Re: Coleridge Explanation of Verse
Comment: Re: SHK 12.0774 Re: Coleridge Explanation of Verse
>"Metrical Feet" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
> Troche trips from long to short.
> From long to long in solemn sort
> Slow Spondee stalks; strong foot! yet ill able
> Ever to come up with Dactyl trisyllable.
> Iambics march from short to long;--
> With a leap and a bound the swift anapests throng.
Slightly off-topic, but, oh well--I have always thought this nursery
rhyme the most perfect blend of sound and image I know: If there is
actually a name for the wedding of sound and image, I'd be happy to know
what it is.
Leg over leg as the dog went to Dover,
When he came to a stile, jump, he went over.
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